Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30421
Authors: 
Dreher, Axel
Fischer, Justina A. V.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2699
Abstract: 
Using panel data for a maximum of 109 countries over the years 1976-2000, we empirically analyze the impact of decentralization on the occurrence of transnational terror. Our results show that expenditure decentralization reduces the number of transnational terror events in a country, while political decentralization has no impact. These results are robust to the choice of control variables and method of estimation.
Subjects: 
terrorism
decentralization
federalism
governance quality
government effectiveness
JEL: 
D74
H70
H40
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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